Classes, Tutorials and Inspiration

Rainbows and remote class homework

Rainbows and remote class homework

Much needed rain today, sadly no sunshine or rainbows. The weekend however was glorious and we enjoyed the garden and I had a lovely crafty time. New arrivals from Daisy B Designs meant I could have some personal creative time. I used Bowtiful for a rainbow design and...

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Ladybird hoop

Ladybird hoop

The lovely selina at Lacey May's haberdashery recently sent me a couple of 5" embroidery hoops. I've used smaller sized hoops before in mixed media work and the 5" size was just perfect for the gorgeous Woodware Ladybird stamp from Francoise Read. I adore Woodware...

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Lockdown homework makes

Lockdown homework makes

As we all continue to adapt during this current time, we are finding new ways of connecting so we can still enjoy our much loved arts and crafts. I have found that even though I am working from home entirely it gives me the gift of time. Time to appreciate peace and...

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Class and homework makes

Class and homework makes

Time to share cards made at class before lockdown and some homework makes sent in while the ladies have been at home. How fabulous are they all! Absolutely stunning work from everyone. Check them all out in the gallery below. Stay safe and well xx

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Hope and Strength

Hope and Strength

Think this is something we all can relate to at the present time... All stamps from Daisy B Crafts The finished piece is mounted on a DL card base so I started off with a piece of smooth stamping card 9.5cm x 20.5cm and the following distress oxide colours. I placed...

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Clematis edger die tutorial

Clematis edger die tutorial

Creative Expressions paper cuts collection - Clematis Edger die A tutorial using die cuts that were sent out to regular class ladies for homework during the social isolation period. Remove the low tac tape with as many of the die cut pieces in tact as possible and...

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Pansy and Iris squares

Pansy and Iris squares

Pansy square A tutorial using die cuts that were sent out to regular class ladies for homework during the social isolation period. This is taking the techniques from the tulip square a stage further with the colouring options. Mask off the inner of the frame with post...

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Ombre Tulip

Ombre Tulip

We have all been missing the socialisation and banter of the craft classes so much. Although we are all keeping up to date online using various platforms it's not quite the same...To keep the ladies motivated and focussed I've been sharing some free tutorials for...

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Trimcraft Maker – Nova Metallic Markers

Trimcraft Maker – Nova Metallic Markers

To demonstrate the versatility of the Trimcraft Nova metallic markers on different surfaces I used them to decorate some pebbles. A couple of light coats of white gesso enhances the vibrancy of the colours. The pebbles are quick and fun to do especially if you have...

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Trimcraft Maker –             Nova Metallic Markers

Trimcraft Maker – Nova Metallic Markers

As a Trimcraft Maker I recently received a pack of their Nova Metallic Markers to test and review. The first thing that struck me was the neat wallet they come in and its colour coded label for instant identification. The markers are bullet tip and comfortable to...

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